On this day... February 15

National Gum Drop Day

FEBRUARY 15TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SINGLES AWARENESS DAY
  • TODAY IS WISCONSIN APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY
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BIRTHDAYS:

  • GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642)
  • CHARLES LEWIS TIFFANY (1812-1902)
  • SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1820-1906)
  • ERNEST SHACKLETON (1847-1922)
  • JOHN BARRYMORE (1882-1942)
  • CESAR ROMERO (1907-1994)
  • HARVEY KORMAN (1927-2008)
  • JANE SEYMOUR (1951, 67)
  • MELISSA MANCHESTER (1951, 67)
  • MATT GROENING (1954, 64)
  • JANICE DICKINSON (1955, 63)
  • CHRIS FARLEY (1964-1997)
  • ALEX BORSTEIN (1973, 45)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1764, ST. LOUIS IS FOUNDED AS A FRENCH TRADING POST
  • IN 1768, MUSTARD IS FIRST SOLD IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1798, A BRAWL BREAKS OUT ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • IN 1804, NEW JERSEY IS THE LAST NORTHERN STATE TO ABOLISH SLAVERY
  • IN 1869, JEFFERSON DAVIS HAS ALL CHARGES OF TREASON DROPPED AGAINST HIM
  • IN 1870, CONGRESS AUTHORIZES WOMEN TO PRACTICE LAW AT THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1898, THE US BATTLESHIP MAINE EXPLODES IN HAVANA KILLING 260 MEN IN HAVANA HARBOR. THE RALLYING CRY “REMEMBER THE MAINE” BECOMES A CALL TO ACTION IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
  • IN 1903, THE FIRST TEDDY BEAR GOES ON SALE
  • IN 1922, GUGLIELMO MARCONI BEGINS THE FIRST REGULAR RADIO TRANSMISSION
  • IN 1932, THE THIRD WINTER GAMES AT LAKE PLACID, NY CLOSE
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SURVIVES AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
  • IN 1936, HITLER ANNOUNCES GERMANY WILL BEGIN BUILDING “THE PEOPLE’S CAR” KNOWN AS VOLKSWAGONS
  • IN 1941, DUKE ELLINGTON RECORDS “TAKE THE A TRAIN”
  • IN 1950, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “CINDERELLA”


  • IN 1952, KING GEORGE VI IS BURIED IN ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL AT WINDSOR CASTLE
  • IN 1962, RAY CHARLES RECORDED “I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU”
  • IN 1964, “MEET THE BEATLES” GOES TO #1 FOR 11 WEEKS
  • IN 1965, NAT KING COLE DIES OF CANCER AT 49


  • IN 1965, CANADA INTRODUCES THE MAPLE LEAF FLAG
  • IN 1969, SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE HIT #1 WITH “EVERYDAY PEOPLE”
  • IN 1975, LINDA RONSTADT HITS #1 WITH “YOU’RE NO GOOD”


  • IN 1978, TED BUNDY IS RECAPTURED AFTER ESCAPING FROM PRISON
  • IN 1978, LEON SPINKS DEFEATS MUHAMMED ALI FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1988, DEF LEPPARD IS FORCED TO CANCEL A CONCERT IN EL PASO AFTER SINGER JO ELLIOT REFERS TO THE CITY AS BEING “FILLED WITH GREASY MEXICANS”
  • IN 1990, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL OWNERS LOCK OUT PLAYERS
  • IN 1991, AFTER LOSING A $25 MILLION PALIMONY SUIT, ROD STEWART SAYS “INSTEAD OF  GETTING MARRIED AGAIN, I’M GOING TO FIND A WOMAN I DON’T LIKE AND JUST GIVE HER A HOUSE”
  • IN 1992, JEFFREY DAHMER IS CONVICTED OF KILLING 15 BOYS.
  • IN 1996, BILL BELICHICK IS FIRED BY THE CLEVELAND BROWNS AFTER A 36-44 RECORD


  • IN 2003, PROTESTS ARE HELD IN 800 CITIES WORLDWIDE AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR
  • IN 2005, YOUTUBE IS LAUNCHED IN THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 2011, MAYA ANGELOU IS AWARDED THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
  • IN 2015, MARK RONSON’S “UPTOWN FUNK” PASSES ONE MIILION COPIES SOLD

TRIVIA:

IN 1979, 21 YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN PAUL SHIRLEY SET A RECORD FOR SUCKING ON A SINGLE LIFE SAVER FOR HOW LONG? 

IN 1856, NAVAL OFFICER DAVID PORTER LEFT TURKEY FOR THE US TO IMPORT WHAT EXOTIC SHIPLOAD FOR SALE IN THE US FOR THE FIRST TIME?

WHAT DOES THE “B” STAND FOR IN SUSAN B. ANTHONY?

IN 2013, CHUBBY CHECKER WAS AWARDED $500,000 IN A LAWSUIT AGAINST HEWLETT PACKARD FOR NAMING A PHONE APP AFTER HIM THAT DID WHAT?

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